Gastroenterology

Best Gastroenterologist in India

Alhuda Medical Tourism provides the best Gastroenterologist in India. Gasteroenterology disease is focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality. Physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists. They have usually completed about eight years of pre-medical and medical education, a year-long internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two to three years in the gastroenterology fellowship. Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.

Some gastroenterology trainees will complete a “fourth-year” (although this is often their seventh year of graduate medical education) in transplant hepatology, advanced endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, motility or other topics.

These specialists perform a range of nonsurgical procedures. This can include:

• endoscopic ultrasounds to examine the upper and lower GI tract, as well as other internal organs
• colonoscopies to detect colon cancer or colon polyps
• endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to identify gallstones, tumors, or scar tissue in the bile duct area
• sigmoidoscopies to evaluate blood loss or pain in the bowel
• liver biopsies to assess inflammation and fibrosis
• capsule endoscopies to examine the small intestine
• double balloon enteroscopies to examine the small intestine

Your primary care doctor may refer you to this specialist if you:

• have unexplained blood in your stool
• have unexplained difficulty swallowing
• are experiencing abdominal pain

If you’re over the age of 50, you may also want to meet with a gastroenterologist for preventive care. Men and women over the age of 50 have an increased risk for colon cancer.

If you’re in this age group, you should get screened regularly. If you have a relative with colon cancer, you should ask your doctor about when to start getting screenings.

If you’re over the age of 50, you may also want to meet with a gastroenterologist for preventive care. Men and women over the age of 50 have an increased risk for colon cancer.

If you’re in this age group, you should get screened regularly. If you have a relative with colon cancer, you should ask your doctor about when to start getting screenings.